I am the President of The Smith Consulting Group. I started recruiting in 1986 for a large national search firm and came back into the industry in 2001 after spending the bulk of my career in outside sales and sales management. It was a natural progression to start my own firm in 2006. Since that time, The Smith Consulting Group has specialized in civil engineering and architecture. I love living in a small town in the Midwest with my husband, kids, and two nutty dogs.
I lead our firm’s marketing and business development efforts. I have spent 30 years of my career in different roles within commercial general contracting and the wireless tower construction business. The experience and knowledge I gained throughout my construction career enables me to have a keen understanding of your hiring needs; I have been a hiring manager and I have been a candidate. I am a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Construction Management. An avid runner and outdoorsman, I enjoy the four seasons of Michigan.
Kenny Frey, CPC, CSP, CERS, TSC
I am a Principal Consultant and manage clients in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas. I began my career in executive search with a boutique search firm specializing in Information Technology. Five years later I opened my own firm placing Engineers and Finance/Accounting Executives primarily in the Gulf coast region. After a successful twenty year career placing over 500 candidates, I joined The Smith Consulting Group. I have a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from the University of New Orleans and I spent the first ten plus years of my career within the oil & gas arena as Director of Mergers and Acquisitions for an Exploration Company. My knowledge of the engineering marketplace and my tenure as a successful recruiter gives me the perfect expertise within the A&E marketplace.
When I am not recruiting, I am walking the beach with my wife Debi and our two dogs or watching our son play Lacrosse for LSU. Both of our daughters are LSU grads as well, one living in Austin, TX, the other in Baton Rouge, LA.
As the newest member of the SCG team, I bring a wealth of knowledge from my background working both in the non-profit sector and sales. From a volunteer coordinator, career manager, and college access advisor, I wore several hats during my non-profit career. In sales, from big box retailers to specialty stores, I devoted much of my time building relationships with my customers and staff. While I enjoyed my previous positions, I am excited to bring different aspects of my history into my role as Project Coordinator. Born and raised in Jackson, Michigan, my husband and I have raised our three children. We enjoy camping and spending time with family.
I am a part time research and social media intern at The Smith Consulting Group. I graduated from high school in 2016, and am currently a full time student pursuing a degree in Veterinary Science. I enjoy all things outdoors especially fishing and I love working out.
I am the Smith Consulting Group Official Canine Greeter. My job is to jump up and spread joy or at least get a good sniff of anyone who comes to see my owners. I am in love with our mail lady. If you ever visit our office, please have cookies in your pocket for me like my girlfriend, the mail lady. When I am not sleeping in my snuggle ball, I tend to roam about the office looking for scraps of cookies I might have missed from my girlfriend, the mail lady. Sometimes, I sleep with my legs in the air just to mix it up a bit. I also work part time chasing squirrels in my back yard occasionally catching them and giving my owner a fright.